Example sentences for: abruptly

How can you use “abruptly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But if some places close abruptly, others open just as suddenly: Jerusalem is never completely at rest.

  • The Post emphasizes the human side, with a tale of a broker abruptly coming back in to work from a family vacation, and two stories about brokers making reassuring calls to their moms.

  • Or so the story says, quoting five experts in support along the way, before swerving abruptly to a "to be sure" 11th paragraph that says Y2K preparedness "posed an enormous distraction, soaking up time and money that might have been plowed into projects with a more immediate payoff," and that "much of the investment went to inoculate older technology against the computer bug rather than to embrace the newest processes that could revolutionize the way work is done."

  • There is a long amiable letter to the young Lafayette in 1779, in which Washington, in a giddy mood, drifts into a reverie about competing for Lafayette's young wife with Lafayette himself--a funny bit of teasing, followed abruptly by a rueful reassurance, worthy of Stendhal himself, that "amidst all the wonders recorded in holy writ no instance can be produced where a Woman from real inclination has preferred an old man."

  • The movie's surface is velvety and immaculate--until the action is abruptly viewed through the video camera of the teen-age voyeur next door (Wes Bentley), and the graininess of the video image (along with the plangent music) suggests how unstable the molecules that constitute our "reality" really are.


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